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Address: Plaza Hidalgo 1 | Coyoacán, Cuernavaca 04620, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 5 5153480
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Description: This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés...
This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés and includes a collection of Diego Rivera murals.
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Very educational

Very educational lots of history and artifacts. Foundation of original myan temple cand be seen in parts as all churches and federal buildings were built on top of temples as a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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White House, Tennessee
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White House, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Very educational lots of history and artifacts. Foundation of original myan temple cand be seen in parts as all churches and federal buildings were built on top of temples as a way of erasing the myan history

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you like art, especially murals, and architecture, you cannot miss the Palacio de Cortes. You will find exquisite and large murals that cover huge walls painted by the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera. The dynamic of the figures, the colors, the expressions are magnificent. Subjects are generally social, historical and political. The history of Mexico is depicted on those... More 

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Scotland, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This museum has lots to see and experience. The building itself is half the attraction, as it has been well preserved and utilized. Absolutely great!

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Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

From the remains of an ancient pyramid to the leather outfit worn by a gaucho, there's a lot of history here. Unfortunately, only half of the exhibits are explained in English, so I could only deduce what some of the stuff was. But the piece de resistance was the mural by Diego Rivera. Beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

The museum is located near the Zocalo (central place). The building itself is a piece of work (ancient palace and 1st civil building in latinamerica). The museum retraces the prehispanic history of the area (ground floor rooms) and the conquista in the first floor. Very interesting museum.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very good Museum. The exhibits are well displayed with excellent descriptions in English. For us the highlight was the Diego Rivera murals, illustrating Mexican history, both pre and post Cortez days. This is a must visit museum, just for the Rivera murals, which are a world treasure. Nice view of the City from the upstairs.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The main attraction is the building itself. If you are a history buff, it's thrilling to walk around a building that dates back to the 1550s and belonged to Hernán Cortés. Regardless of what you think about the man's role in the conquest of Mexico, it's interesting to see how the Spanish lived in the 16th century, and how this... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Built in 1535 by Hernan Cortés, the palace is one of the oldest European-style, civil constructions in the Americas, but is executed in Renaissance style. The series of arches of the central terrace, the battlements, and the thick walls are the most representative aspects of the original construction. It is said that this residence looks much like the mansion built... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I adore Diego Rivera's murals and can sit and look at them for a very long time. The Palacio has several rooms with museum-type artifacts, but, for me the Diego Rivera murals are the highlight.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Is a must see, is right there in the middle of the city, it was build by the request of Hernan Cortes, the conqueror of Mexico, and later was use by Maximiliano. Today is a museum and has beautiful Murals painted by Diego Rivera, which I love because it describes the history of Mexico.

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Additional Information about Palacio de Cortes

Address: Plaza Hidalgo 1 | Coyoacán, Cuernavaca 04620, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 5 5153480
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Morelos  >  Cuernavaca
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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